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Amusement Park Guest Struck, Killed By Roller Coaster

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The Raptor fatally struck an unidentified person Thursday afternoon at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.  CBS NEWS The Raptor fatally struck an unidentified person Thursday afternoon at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. CBS NEWS
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Officials at Cedar Point amusement park say a guest entered a restricted area and was struck and killed by the Raptor roller coaster Thursday afternoon, CBS News Cleveland affiliate WOIO reported.

Police say James A. Young had just finished riding the Raptor on Thursday and jumped over a fence to retrieve something he dropped during the 57 mph ride. The Erie County coroner says it was his cellphone.

Sandusky police say Young was struck by the ride or someone on it. No one else was hurt.

"At approximately 5 p.m., a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of the Raptor roller coaster and was struck by the ride," the statement said.

"Park safety officials responded immediately to the situation. Unfortunately the guest has passed away. Local authorities are on the scene conducting an investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time."

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